The New York State Department of Health has decided Covid antiviral medicine will be given exclusively to “people of color,” while also effectively saying, “White people need not apply.”
New York state’s Department of Health (DOH) announced recently that non-white people should be prioritized over white people for anti-viral pills in short supply.
The DOH announcement, dated December 27, said limited supply of oral antivirals will “require providers to prioritize treatment for patients at highest risk for severe COVID-19 until more product becomes available.”
So if you’re white, live in New York State, and catch a severe case of the Chinese Wuhan Virus, you’re on your own. They will let you die because your race is not a priority.
Under a list of eligibility requirements for oral antiviral treatment, it said one requirement should be “have a medical condition or other factors that increase their risk for severe illness” and that one risk factor is being a “non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.”
So if two people walk into a New York hospital – one black and one white – have similar symptoms and comorbidities, the black person will get the live-saving antiviral and the white person will be sent home. But, this isn’t racist or anything. No Sir-ee Bob!